Nov
15
2009

A Decent Champagne For Under Ten Bucks

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Look, I'm pretty sure I don't have A Problem, but I've discovered I'm just a whole lot happier if I've got a bottle of champagne in the fridge. Is there anything better after a long day at work than a tall, golden glass of bubbly and a hunk of cheese? It just feels so decadent, doesn't it, even if you're wearing your sweatpants. Wait, what am I saying, especially if you're wearing your sweatpants. Give me a glass of champagne over a glass of wine any day of the week. In fact, I'm drinking one right now.

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Nov
04
2009

Clarisonic Brush

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About six months before my wedding, I decided I needed to sort my skin out. I don't have bad skin, per se, but my pores are a little larger than I'd like them to be and I occasionally break out on my chin. For my wedding, I wanted flawless skin, porcelain skin, the kind of skin you see on china dolls or Gap models or trust fund babies. Or, hell, just on babies.

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Oct
26
2009

Feisty Elle Earrings

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These gorgeous Feisty Elle earrings were a gift, left on my pillow at the Broad Summit a few weeks ago, and I have yet to take them off since. Well actually, I had yet to take them off, but then I took them off before I got on a flight a few days ago, which was totally ridiculous because I somehow managed to lose one of them between San Diego and San Francisco and then I had to cry for a week. 

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Oct
14
2009

San Pellegrino

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Oh man, am I obsessed with San Pellegrino right now. I don't know why, but having sparkling water in the house just seems so fancy. For the longest time I'd just been buying the Trader Joe's store brand fizzy water at 89 cents a bottle, but then the other day we were in Costco and I picked up a 12-pack of San Pellegrino for $12.99 because when you think about it, it's almost the same price, and now every time I open my refrigerator, I think well, heavens to Betsy, I am living large. I am also enjoying that the color of the bottle totally goes with my kitchen. 

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Jun
21
2009

Not This Sorbet

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I haven't written a Best Thing Ever in a while because I haven't really found anything worthy of the title---ah! malaise!---and also because perhaps this Best Thing Ever malarkey is getting just a little old. I mean, can one be so relentlessly upbeat about new discoveries all the time? I think one cannot. Especially when one is planning a wedding with every spare millisecond of one's time. Hey, you know what would be the Best Thing Ever? IF ALL THE VENDORS I'VE EMAILED WOULD ACTUALLY GET BACK TO ME FOR ONCE. 

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Apr
03
2009

Skype for the iPhone

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Internet. Seriously. Skype for the iPhone is the stuff dreams are made of. Prior to now, I'd been paying AT&T $3.99 a month for the pleasure of calling my parents in Singapore on my phone---and then 14 cents a minute per call. This meant that I tried to keep the iPhone-made calls to emergencies only---you know, like that time my brother Tom was held at immigration for trying to enter the United States illegally---and used Skype for the rest of them.

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Mar
10
2009

Oranges. Yep, Just Oranges.

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I'm not trying to be cute or funny here, but seriously, are oranges the best thing ever or what? I've recently rediscovered them and now I can't get enough of them. So tasty! So healthy! So convenient, with their own neat and tidy packaging that you just throw into the trash can! (Or---if you live in San Francisco where your office has one---THE COMPOST BIN. And to think at my old office, we didn't even recycle the copier paper.)

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Feb
15
2009

L'Oreal Double Extend BeautyTubes Mascara

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For my entire life, I have suffered from a debilitating condition called SES. You may not have heard about SES but it imbues in the victim a terrible feeling of insecurity, as well as a frequent burning jealousy and often---as in cases where the victim's fiancé  most undoubtedly does not suffer from SES---pure unadulterated rage.

What is SES, you ask? Why Internet, I can't believe I have to tell you. It's Stubby Eyelash Syndrome!

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